For over 38 years, Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County (originally the Grove Shakespeare Festival), has presented professional Shakespeare for audiences of all ages. Every summer, it invites audiences to the Garden Grove Amphitheater in the heart of historic downtown Garden Grove to enjoy the laughter, thrills, and spectacle of outdoor theater.
Henry IV Part One opened Thursday, with the next show 8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 13. Opening night will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 18. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays through Aug. 26. Tickets are $25.
Directed by Gavin Cameron-Webb, this intimate and innovative staging brings to life some of Shakespeare’s most enduring and endearing characters: the immortal and immoral Falstaff, the ne’er-do-well Prince Hal, and the fiery Hotspur.
Over the years, SOC has become a treasured Orange County institution, winner of countless honors, and has served as a launching pad for world-class acting talent in Hollywood and on Broadway, while providing opportunities for local students and other aspiring performers to take the stage alongside working professionals.
SOC plays host to guest productions and artists that showcase dynamic, innovative work in theater, music, and dance. Its diverse calendar led the O.C. Weekly to dub our 2014 season the “Best Theater Programming in Orange County”.
They serve a diverse audience, and their motto is “One Big Family Under the Stars”. SOC believes that the theater is a unifying place in the community, and that the stories of Shakespeare and the other playwrights we present can resonate universally. The goal is to entertain and inspire everyone from the veteran theater-goer to the first-time visitor.
Gold Circle Seating: These are the best seats, located in the center section of the stage, which will be reserved for Gold Circle patrons. Within this section, seats are first-come, first-served. $40
General Admission: Great seats on stage from which to see the show. $25
Also available: 2017 FlexPass Membership – 8 VIP tickets to be used at any show. LEARN MORE